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E30 (1982 - 1993)
God's Chariot. The E30 was produced primarily from 1982 through 1991. The cabriolet was the one exception which was produced through 1993.

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Old 04-27-2011, 12:22 PM
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I have a 1987 325i with a bouncing Speedometer...I would like to fix that...
The face says electronic..what are my options...I have a Chilton Manual..and pretty good mechanical skillz...but this is my first foriegn car...Used to street a 1969 Camaro Z..
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Old 04-27-2011, 03:58 PM
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thatll be from a voltage jump from either the alternator or the sensor at the tranny, loose wires, bad ground. so any way you look at it, itll most likely be an electrical issue
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Old 04-27-2011, 06:20 PM
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i'm willing to bet it's your wires connecting the plug to your differential.
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Old 04-27-2011, 09:37 PM
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^uh huh.
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Old 04-28-2011, 08:44 AM
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I should also mention the odo isnt working..The speedo wires go to the rear diff???Damn!THats different!
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Old 04-28-2011, 09:06 AM
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I've had this issue for years but I know what my problem is I'm just to lazy to fix it .... check the connection at the rear then the connection in the cluster ...... leave your alty alone

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Old 04-30-2011, 12:06 AM
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I should also mention the odo isnt working..The speedo wires go to the rear diff???Damn!THats different!
MIke
Your odometer runs off your speedo. When your speedo doesn't work your odometer doesn't. It's most likely the wires connecting it to the differential like I said earlier. Clean them up or get a new plug. My wires were frayed apart leaving 2-3 wires attached which was not enough connection. Rewired it and works like new. Took about 5 minutes.
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